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Transcript of Jesse Owens
Owens and Minnie Ruth Solomon had met at Fair mount Junior High School in 1930 in Cleveland when he was fifteen and she was thirteen.
Ruth gave birth to their first baby daughter, Gloria, on Aug. 8, 1932.
Five years later, in 1937, the couple's second daughter, Marlene, was born
Beverly Owens, the youngest daughter, was born in 1940.
1936 Olympics Jesse earned 4 gold medals, one in the 400 Meter Relay, 200 Meter Dash, 100 Meter Dash, and the Long Jump
“A lifetime of training for just ten seconds. ”
―- Jesse Owens
Jesse Owens was born on September 12th, 1913 in OakVille Alabama!
“I always loved running... it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.”
-― Jesse Owens
“Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it.”
―- Jesse Owens
He attended Ohio State University and was known as the ‘Buckeye Bullet’, winning 8 NCAA championships
Owens returned to the US after the Olympics. In order to make a living, Jesse raced local sprinters (giving them a head start). He also raced against racehorses.
Owens ran to gold in German-made track shoes handcrafted by the founder of Adidas
Jesse has his own Memorial Park in OakVille Alabama!
The New York Mets hired Jesse Owens as a running coach
Jesse Owens smoked most of his life, and died of Lung Cancer at the age of 66 on March 31, 1980, Tucson, AZ